Dec 23, 2012 9:00pm EST
. america is a more violent prone society than any european one today than in our history and our mentality but yesterday thousand is way too many and we ought to be discussing as many as we can to bring it down and we are not gentry eliminate it entirely of. host could you talk about strengthening the background check system and the strict penalties and we cover both of those. you mentioned licensing and registration. we touched on that briefly, but that is something that those generally get people's attention. how would you suggest we look at that? >> guest: i would go back to the history and people ought to look at that and say we have always had a gun registration. it's just been on the local level. i think the second amendment and the court decision surrounding at probably makes it clear that the federal government shouldn't be the agency that registers guns. in fact the law that congress has passed, but there are some states that forbid the registering of guns. why is that? it is and a historical thing. it's part of the hysteria created by the extreme gun rights groups about any kind
Dec 24, 2012 12:00am EST
including guns. america as i more violent-prone -- and iolence-prone society than any european one today is. a lot of that has to do with our history and our m beeup and our mentalitnw but, yes, 30,000 is way too many, and 13,000 deaths is way too many, and we tooth -- we taugng t be dis hapssing about bringing it down. we can't eliminate it entirely. >> host: one of the things you suggest you talk about strengthening the background checks and stricter penalties. you mixed licensing and @estatstration. pre touched on that briefly. that's something that does generally get pchapl law-s attention. how would you suggest we work that? >> guest: well, first of all, i would go back to the historuy ad people ougng t to look at that d say that we've always had gun registration. just ooken on a local level. i thiali the second . i t endment and the court decisions surrounding it, probably make it clear that the federal gexeernment shouldee ook the agency that registers guns. in fact, as laws that congress has passed for wasehow ing it. but theret p some states that forebit -- forbid registering guns.